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Konig & Wernicke doll, Mein Stolz or My Pride, 36 1/2"

Konig & Wernicke doll, Mein Stolz or My Pride, 36 1/2" tall, bisque socket head, feathered brows, sleep eyes, painted lower eyelashes, open mouth with teeth, dimple in her chin, jointed composition body, doll marked 4711 Made in Germany 93.  93 ct. = abt. 36.6142 inches

Max Köenig (also spelled Konig), along with Max and August Rudolph founded their Puppenfabrik (doll factory) in Waltershausen, Thuringia, Germany in 1911 known as Konig & Rudolph.  The following year 1912, the two Rudolph's left the company and Rudolph Wernicke jointed the firm and the company name was changed to (Köenig) Konig & Wernicke.  The bisque heads for Konig & Wernicke dolls were supplied from the porcelain factories of Bahr & Pröschild, Hertel, Schwab and Armand Marseille.  They also must have made dolls of celluloid, as a KW doll mark contains the turtle mark as well.  In 1931 Konig & Wernicke obtained the doll factory of Adolf Wislizenus.

Konig & Wernicke used the doll mark K & W or K & WW.

Some Konig & Wernicke doll trade names are: My Playmate doll - Mein Spielgefährte and My Pride doll - Mein Stolz doll mold 4711, both dolls were distributed in the USA by George Borgfeldt., K & W Nicaput is a painted hard rubber doll. 

Koenig & Wernicke made Dolly face, Character Baby and Character dolls, all of good quality.

 

(Koenig) Konig & Wernicke Identifying Doll Marks

Konig & Wernicke doll mark K & W 11 Made in Germany

Konig & Wernicke doll mark K & W 11 Made in Germany

Konig & Wernicke doll mark Made in Germany 98 / 12

Konig & Wernicke doll mark Made in Germany 98 / 12

Konig & Wernicke doll mark K & W Hartgummi 111-21

Konig & Wernicke doll mark K & W Hartgummi 111-21

Konig & Wernicke doll mark K & WW 170 1 1/2

Konig & Wernicke doll mark K & WW 170 1 1/2

Konig & Wernicke doll mark K & W 179 - 7

Konig & Wernicke doll mark K & W 179 - 7

Konig & Wernicke doll mark K & WW 298 / 5 turtle symbol

Konig & Wernicke doll mark K & WW 298 / 5 turtle symbol

Konig & Wernicke doll mark K & WW 298 / 7 turtle symbol

Konig & Wernicke doll mark K & WW 298 / 7 turtle symbol

Konig & Wernicke doll mark K & W Hartgummi 555 0 Germany

Konig & Wernicke doll mark K & W Hartgummi 555 0 Germany

Konig & Wernicke doll mark K & W 1070 15

Konig & Wernicke doll mark K & W 1070 15

Konig & Wernicke doll mark K & W, K & WW

Konig & Wernicke doll mark K & W, K & WW

Konig & Wernicke doll mark K & W No. 5 / 0

Konig & Wernicke doll mark K & W No. 5 / 0

Konig & Wernicke doll mark Made in Germany K & W

Konig & Wernicke doll mark Made in Germany K & W

Konig & Wernicke doll mark K & W Nicaput 38 Germany

Konig & Wernicke doll mark K & W Nicaput 38 Germany

Konig & Wernicke doll mark Mein Stolz

Konig & Wernicke doll mark Mein Stolz ( My Pride)

Konig & Wernicke doll mark Celebrate My Playmate (Mein Spielgefährte) K & W

Konig & Wernicke doll mark Celebrate My Playmate (Mein Spielgefährte) K & W

 

(Koenig) Konig & Wernicke Identifying Doll Mold Numbers

38

88

90

98

106

111

112

134

151

155

156 170 178 179 199 222 298 333 555 777
1035 1040 1070 1080 1090 1570 1580 1583 1584 1590
1600 1610 2600 4711 7000 - - - - -

 

K & W celluloid dolls usually include the turtle symbol in the marking

 

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